Celtics Pierce and Allen In NBA 3-Point Shootout
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NEW YORK (CBS\AP) – Paul Pierce will defend his 3-point shootout title against a field that includes fellow Boston Celtics All-Star Ray Allen and NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City.
Allen is on the verge of becoming the career leader in 3-pointers made. He won the title 10 years ago while playing for Milwaukee. Pierce was the champion last year in Dallas, scoring 20 points in the final round to beat Stephen Curry.
Allen is shooting a career-best 46-percent from downtown this season, while Pierce comes in at just over 40-percent.
The remainder of the field announced Tuesday is Miami’s James Jones, Golden State’s Dorell Wright and Cleveland’s Daniel Gibson.
The 3-point contest will be part of All-Star events on Feb. 19 in Los Angeles.
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